In its natural habitat, the plant is capable of growing up to 12’ feet tall. … Continued
browsing plants: succulents & cactus
The term succulent is a description of a type of plant that has adapted to dry conditions by developing the ability to store and conserve water in thick leaves and stems. Some have small or nonexistent leaves, and may also have a hairy or waxy surface to reduce water loss, pores that open at night and close during the day, and spines to protect the plant from predators searching for water.
Succulents are ideal plants for the busy gardener. Most are easy to grow, with few disease or insect problems, and tolerant of heat, drought, and poor soils. As houseplants, they are well adapted to the warmth and low humidity of the average home. Many are slow-growing and will stay in the same pot for years. Potted plants can be moved outdoors in the summer, and many, including a few varieties of cactus and sedum, are winter hardy in our area.
Succulents are available in a wide range of shapes, sizes, colors, and textures, and some have spectacular, if sometimes short-lived, flowers. They offer something dramatic, different, and low-maintenance.
Low mats of spiny pads which can colonize large beds over time. Showy flowers are … Continued
From a low, blue-grey carpet of rosettes, pinkish conical spires rise. Spires grow to about … Continued
Native to Peru and Ecuador, this succulent forms small plants with burgundy-red stems. V-shaped leaves … Continued
A classic maintenance free annual with fancy rose-like blooms all summer. Often self-seeding in garden … Continued
Elephant bush plant may get 6- to 20-feet tall in habitat where it is a … Continued
Native to South America, this plant is lives in the understory of the forest where … Continued
Upright leaves grow up 4 feet tall. Among the toughest of all houseplants, they can … Continued
Native to Brazil, flowers can last 7-8 weeks. Unlike other cactus, plants should not dry … Continued
A tiny silver and green sedum with needle shaped leaves. This stonecrop grows up to … Continued
Thin, spiny golden-yellow foliage radiates around central stem and is tinged russet orange at ends … Continued
Silver-white leaves; yellow flowers in summer on this choice rock garden or trough plant. Choice … Continued